The Project’s chief investigators would like to acknowledge the significant contribution of both industry partners, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and the Australian Red Cross, and thank them for their positive proactive partnership toward the successful completion of the project. We would also like to thank the larger research team (including Masa Mikola, Ameera Karimshah, Liudmila Kirpitchenko, Libby Effeney and Melinda Chiment) and in particular acknowledge and thank all the participants who volunteered their time and actively embraced the project.
This research was undertaken by the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) (formerly known as the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation), Deakin University and Monash University in partnership with the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and Australian Red Cross (ARC). It was made possible through an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant from 2009-2012 (Project Number LP0989182).
This project is a result of collaboration with industry partners that are at the cusp of challenges associated with migrant integration and adaptation: the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and the Australian Red Cross (ARC). CMY is a community-based organisation which provides support for young people of migrant and refugee background. It offers an extensive list of programs for young people, including newly arrived support services, referral and mentoring programs, training and education. CMY is also central to the recent (2005) initiative to establish The National Multicultural Youth Issues Network (NMYIN). In addition, CMY’s key objective is to inform the sector and undertake research affecting CALD young people.
The ARC is a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (the International Movement) with millions of members and volunteers in over 188 countries. The three components of the International Movement are the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 188 Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The mission of the Movement is to prevent or reduce human suffering, wherever it is found, with the guidance of the seven Fundamental Principles. The Australian Red Cross vision is to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and internationally by mobilising the power of humanity.